ERIC Number: ED394256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-3
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Maryland School Performance Program. Outcomes, Standards, & High-Stakes Accountability: Perspectives from Maryland and Kentucky.
Haigh, John A.
This document presents a collection of materials on school performance in Maryland, especially as demonstrated in the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) and the Independence Mastery Assessment Program (IMAP) for some special needs students. The MSPAP is a testing program administered to third, fifth, and eighth grade students to measure the performance of Maryland schools in three ways: how well students solve problems cooperatively and individually, how well students apply what they have learned to real world problems, and how well students can relate and use knowledge from different subject areas. IMAP assesses the progress of schools and programs for students with severe cognitive developmental disabilities toward achieving performance standards. Among materials included are: bulletins and fact sheets, a summary of MSPAP principles, the MSPAP test structure, statewide results on the MSPAP, disaggregated MSPAP data, a sample MSPAP calendar, a list of regular/special education areas assessed, suggested accommodations on the MSPAP for special needs students, IMAP components, IMAP profile, IMAP domains and outcomes, the IMAP sequence, an excerpt from the IMAP user manual, an excerpt for IMAP scoring instructions, a parent survey, a performance task list, IMAP content comparison charts, first year pilot results of IMAP training, and the process of developing authentic performance tasks. Appended are a sample MSPAP performance task (for grade 8 mathematics), a sample IMAP performance task (for leisure skills of 17 years old), and a sample IMAP scoring rubric. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Developmental Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Mastery Learning, Minimum Competency Testing, Outcomes of Education, School Effectiveness, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Independence Mastery Assessment Program MD; Maryland; Maryland School Performance Assessment Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (74th, Orlando, FL, April 1-5, 1996).